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they are for specialized tasks. lester holt, anything from where you are. >> reporter: you're talking about the fear and the children of people who heard explosions and shots last night. any of us who heard shots fired in anger know what a horrible sound that is. it takes a while to learn when it's coming your way. you don't know. that's what a lot of people heard last night with explosions and shots. i want to point out we have been watching police officers work so well together. different agencies. we know that typically their arrival is between agencies. they are united in purpose. keep in mind this community was attacked. the greater boston area attacked and the bombings on monday. then one of their own, a police officer at m.i.t., murdered, ambushed yesterday. another police officer, transit officer was serious ly wounded t the beginning of the chase. there is such a sense of purpose and dedication we are seeing from law enforcement agencies that all converged in watertown. fbi has taken the lead but they have all found a role. s.w.a.t. teams took various roles as they went through neighborhood
williams in our washington newsroom. no doubt a big step forward in this investigation. lester holt was on the street in boston when the photos went public at that very moment. he witnessed the start of what someone today called the first nationwide electronic crowd-sourced manhunt of the digital era. lester, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening. when the crowd watching us glommed onto the fact we were talking about pictures of suspects, the smartphones immediately came out. people started watching that video. one man said to me, i wish i knew them. the president was here just a few hours before we learned of the suspect. whether he knew about them or not is unclear. he had a message for whoever did this. we will find you. bostonians stood for hours in a line ten blocks long for a chance to publically share their sorrow and even their fears. >> i'm sickened by this. we live in such a free country and to have a sense of insecurity. ♪ >> reporter: inside the cathedral, tears flowed openly. >> we will rise in community. >> reporter: in what has become a ritual of large scal
, lester holt, part of our team here, is here tonight with the news of this day. lester? >> brian, this heavy police presence will be a way of life for boston residents for some time to come, but there were thousands of visitors here, spectators, they came to bear witness to a great sporting event. instead they are filing out of town having beared witness to terror. >> reporter: a runner, a camera strapped to her body with a view of the finish line on the horizon. a view that changes in an instant. it is one of countless images that captured the day, images authorities hope also captured the bombers. >> something just blew up. >> there has to be hundreds, if not thousands, of photographs or videos or observations that were made down at that finish line yesterday. and they're sitting out there amongst everyone that's watching this event this morning. >> i need officers. a secondary device! >> reporter: recordings of emergency radio traffic have been released. >> there's multiple people down! >> reporter: illustrating the urgency of yesterday's response. and today another of the dea
. does this song get you in the mood? ♪ let's get it on ahh, babe lester holt. some insight into lester holt this morning. zoo officials in scotland are hoping marvin gaye can do for two pandas what it does for lester holt. the pressure is on for a baby. they're pulling out all the stops. >> pull out all of the stops, i think you can write to barry white. stick with marvin gaye and barry white. >> yes. >>> and a roundup of the top entertainment news kidding new kids on the block member jonathan knight walking offstage during a recent performance. we'll tell you what that's about. >>> we begin with the deadly attacks in afghanistan. six people are dead including a young diplomat. ron mott is live with more. ron, good morning. >> reporter: hey, erica, good morning to you. there's no such thing as routine movements in afghanistan, but the mission the young foreign service worker was on yesterday is pretty fundamental. she was on the way to a school in a convoy to deliver books to children when tragedy ensued. a suicide attacker detonated a bomb killing three american service members and tw
there. which would be to the right and down the hill. lester holt, can you lend anything more to this? >> reporter: there was high ranking police officers that came walking up the street after several police cars came by, i asked did you get them, did you get them, give me a thumbs up or down, and they gave me a stern look and kept going. the activity we've seen is going in many different directions. we have seen police cars go that way and that way as if they are creating a perimeter around what ever is happening. i saw an explosive disposal vehicle come this way. we did not hear the shot, but we saw the reaction. we saw police cars tear out of here. the crowd, we did not have a crowd all day because of the lockdown, but an hour ago, they lifted the lock down. people cheered the police officers when they saw them tear off. they understood or believed that maybe this was coming to an end. and so they actually cheered as the police cars went out of here. we are seeing emergency vehicles staging in that direction, in this direction and that direction perhaps consistent with fears of exp
brother ended up being killed. i want to bring in lester holt here. lester, the entire city of boston, greater boston now in lockdown and everybody being told to stay inside. what do you know right now? >> well, it sounds extraordinary. and it is. but you think about what this suspect number two has allegedly done over the last several days. a bombing that kills three, maims others and injures 170 and shoots a police officer in cold blood. shoots another police officer and wounds him. shoots at police, throws grenades and then holds a standoff, if you will, a shootout. it doesn't get any more desperate than that. and i think right now with this suspect cornered, they fear he could do anything with guns and explosives. we're seeing things here on the streets of watertown that i last saw on my last trip to afghanistan. s.w.a.t teams, not troops, but the same look, the same kind of movements, gingerly going around corners. gingerly objects that may or may not be explosives. a flurry of activity here in the last ten minutes or so. we saw an explosive ordinance and vehicles and converging
at the boston marathon. i want to go live now to lester holt who is in watertown with the very latest on the ground there. >> let's walk folks through the events. it began last evening with this disturbance at m.i.t. that required a police response. the police officer was met with several shots, he was shot and killed. a search along the river bank and a transit station across the river in boston. we're then told at some point in the evening the suspect believed from that shooting car jacked a vehicle from near a gas station and led police on a chase here to watertown, about four miles away, at some point in that chase, as police came over here, they were confronted with gunfire, we heard from some video that was shot by a resident, a prolong volley of gunfire, an exchange back and forth. an witness who was watching from his window described watching this activity, watching the two men firing at police, taking cover behind an suv and even throwing explosives in the direction of police. he described them as grenade-like devices. nevertheless, one of the suspects is reportedly has been
information you shared with us. i want to go lester holt with more on what's happening there on the ground. what can you tell us about what's happening right now? >> well, i can tell you more of what we don't know than we know. but they have set up this perimeter right here down from the scene where the explosions and sounds were heard earlier in the evening. witness accounts here of what people heard. but we haven't seen any sign of explosives here or smelled any gun powder. but watertown is about ten minutes or so from cambridge where that initial shooting of the police officer happened. this all broke during the 11:00 news, in fact, it was a bulletin on the local news here of this shooting at m.i.t. and then it slowly unfolded into multiple locations, police were staked out at a train station on the boston side. shortly after that we heard about the chase and the shootout and explosions here in watertown. residents are in the street right now trying to get a grip on what's happened. most people here have gone ahead and made the link that we've all been thinking about, whether this is re
for that account. i want to go now live to lester holt, who is on the ground in watertown, massachusetts. lester? >> reporter: well, mara, they're considering even locking down watertown while this suspect is still on the loose. behind me is the area they've roped off. inside, s.w.a.t. teams are methodically moving through the air yre area. number of concerns here. suspect number two, the suspect with the white hat. those photographs released by the fbi yesterday. there he is. he's a man on the loose, still believed to be armed and having engaged in the shootout with police here earlier this morning. the other concern is unexploded devices that were tossed from the vehicle, securing those. so for that reason, they have asked people to stay indoors. they said if anybody comes to their door, knocks on their door, don't answer but to call 911. the police chief said right now this is a public safety emergency. they're very concerned about the safety of the people in this community while this active investigation, this active search is under way for this very dangerous suspect. back at the scene, the
. >> lester holt in watertown, mississippi. before we go to pete williams, one question for richard engel. by the fact you have been around so many weapons and fire fights over the past ten years of your life. if you have been around any weapons, listening to the audio you can almost tell which ones are the .9mm reports and which one are the versions of the m-4 rifle. since the good guys had had, let's assume, laser sights, night vision, but also these good guys are not used to active connective fire fights. i'm surprised it didn't end with two dead suspects. >> i'm surprised it didn't end right there with that much gunfire. clearly there was a lot going down. you saw that one high velocity round that wednesday through the wall and soon in the reporter's calendar on the wall. how the other brother wasn't hit and wasn't killed in the scene is very remarkable. but if he was going fast and there was lots of cars in the way and it was nighttime, somebody missed him. >> nobody is finding fault. goodness knows it's the fog of war in an suburban environment. as promised to d.c. we go and pete wi
in the nation. lester holt, we are looking at this -- i feel sorry for the folks for their privacy. we are look at the google earth picture of the house. it's a daylight picture showing the trailered boat along the side yard. >> yeah. one of the fears, we understand, is they believe there is a full tank of gas on the boat. i'm not sure if it's diesel or not. you were talking about how he might have made the escape. number one the chopper wasn't up during the early hours of the morning because the ceiling was too low. they didn't have that heat signature ability, the ability to observe from the air until much later in the morning today. the other thing is when i got on scene yesterday, trying to find the very location i'm at, it was probably 2:00-something in the morning. there weren't perimeters like you have seen later in the day. you didn't have the police presence. yes, there were s.w.a.t. teams and units that chased the lice cars here. they hadn't cordoned off the area in a methodical way at that point. we were having trouble trying to find this location. we were close to where kerry is now
time. andrea, back to you. >> ron allen, thanks so much. and nbc's lester holt is live in watertown. lester, we've been saying but it can't be overemphasized, this is unprecedented. an entire metropolitan area, a major american city and all of its suburbs, shut down. no mass transit. everyone staying indoors at the behest of the governor, voluntarily, at the behest of the governor, their mayor and their state police. >> you know, andrea, i've been racking my brain, i've worked news in new york, san francisco, chicago, in the network over 30 years, i can't think of anything like this. 9/11 i remember them shutting the airplanes down. i've covered hostage situations, standoffs. nothing like this where a metropolitan area is put on hold. at first it sounds so bizarre. if you just think through the events that we have witnessed, it makes a lot of sense. here's two individuals who set these bombs that cut down innocent people, killed three, maimed others. 170, some odd people injured in all. they went on to kill, ambush a police officer, wound another police officer. shoot it out with ev
. >>> that's "nbc nightly news" for this sunday. brian williams will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. . >>> good evening, i'm terry mcsweeney. a perk getting employees free vacation time. janet susco joins us with details on the district attorney's time-off policy. >> when the budget crunch forced departments to cut back, select attorneys lost their 5% bonus. our investigation exposes rosen directed time sheets be altered giving weeks off without using any vacation days. now the county is opening an investigation. >> reporter: hundreds of time sheets from top-paid attorneys in the d.a.'s office atrd. >> i directed this to happen. i wanted this to happen. this is exactly what i wanted to happen. it was unfair and unprecedented that their 5% differential was taken away. so after long and careful deliberation, i instituted a policy. >> reporter: his policy, taking time sheets and changing to administrative leave. >> is it fair to everyone else who have had to make cuts? >> i don't even understand the question. >> reporte
"rock center" at 10:00/9:00 central. i'm brian williams. lester holt will be here with you this weekend. we, of course, will look for you back here on monday night. in the meantime please have a good weekend. in the meantime please have a good weekend. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com now. >>> good evening on this friday night i'm jessica aguirre. >> and i'm raj mathai. we begin with the latest on the investigation of a sexual assault on a 15-year-old teenager named audrie pott. she took her own life days after the attack. it is a troubling story we reported last night. our usual policy is not to identify the victims of sexual assault or suicide. but in this case her parents want her name and face to be shown in an effort to prevent this from happening to anyone else. we have several answers on how the sheriff's department has handled the investigation. we have information about a key piece of evidence. p marianne favro is with us tonight. we begin with monte francis in san jose. >> reporter: the three 16-year-old boys are being held here at juvenile hall. we have learn
will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. for all of us here at nbc news, new york. for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> my job now on this planet is to help people lie audrie pott before they get to that point. >> his message for other victims after the suicide of a south bay teenager. >> i'm kimberly terry live in san jose where the first road work will begin tomorrow morning on the b.a.r.t. extension. i'll tell you how drivers will be impacted coming up in a live report. >>> also, a piano store's swan song. why the owners decided to sell some stores and close others after nearly a century and a half in business. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwire. >> i'm terry mcsweeney. a big heads up for san jose commuters. tomorrow morning construction begins on the long awaited b.a.r.t. extension to the silicon valley. traffic will be impacted along haas tetter road between thicken jer and lundy avenues. kimberly terry is near the construction site with details on what drivers can expect as the project gears up. >> reporter: i'm
and will not be rescheduled. coming up later this morning on a special edition of the "today" matt lauer and lester holt are live in boston with all the late-breaking details on yesterday's deadly explosions. hear from a doctor who jumped in to help the wounded while waiting for his wife to cross the finish line. now keep it right here for more news, weather and sports. i'm richard lui. thanks for watching this special edition of "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a good one. . . >>> as soon as that second one went off, it was complete mayhem at that moment. >> it is a criminal investigation that has the potential, is a potential terrorist investigation. >> we will find out who did this and we will hold them accountable. >> we are going to get through this. >>> we will get through it together. looking live at san francisco. flags across the country at half-staff today. a sombre reminder of the terror at the boston marathon, less than 24 hours ago. good morning to you. i'm laura garcia cannon. >>> i'm jon kelley. a terrifying scene out there. more than 100 were
" for this saturday. i'm lester holt, reporting from boston. i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today," then of course tomorrow night. good night, everyone. thanks for being here. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> the search for answers continues today in boston after the second bombing suspect was captured as the world watched. good evening. i'm diane dwyer. president obama called in his team today for a 90 minute meeting in the situation room. they are answering the lingering questions about the attack and motive. this photograph was released, a night image showing the body heat from the is the-year-old dzhokhar var november hiding in a boat. >> crazy to think it was in this neighborhood and, you know, having facen the police and that everything was going to be okay. it's surreal, very surreal. >> i'm happy with the fact that everybody was, you know, they were able to catch these guys quickly. >> that neighborhood is slowly returning to normal in the wake of a manhunt. investigators are combing through the quiet street where he was hiding last night. there's word he kept up what appeared to
the prompter. and lester holt reports on a special "dateline" wednesday at 8:00/7:00 central. keep it here for news, weather, sports and more. i'm richard lui with bill karins. thanks for watching "early today" just the first stop of the day today on your nbc station. have a great wednesday. >>> new this morning, police in a number of cities along the coast looking for a car thief. where he was just spotted, next. >>> we're just learning about the bay bridge bolts, including why one expert says more danger could be on the way. >> san jose student jumps into action this morning, being hailed a hero. >>> right now, we'll give you a live look all over san francisco. how about that? fog in the sky. few lights out there. get ready. it is wednesday, april 24th and this is "today in the bay." it is 4:30, almost 4:31. good morning. i'm jon kelley. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. >>> let's check the forecast with rob mayeda, in for christina. good morning. >> good morning. unlike yesterday where we had warm, dry winds, you'll need the jacket and keep it on. highs in the low to mid 60s today, mid 70
center" at 10:00/9:00 central. i'm brian williams. lester holt will be here with you this weekend. we'll look for you right back here on monday night. in the meantime please have a good weekend. in the meantime please have a good weekend. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> to me opening day means everything is right with the world. >> nothing like it. it is one of the best. >> right now at 6:00, they've been waiting for months for this day -- the day the world series champs return home to raise the championship flag and play ball. good evening and thanks for joining us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> and i'm janelle wang in for jessica aguirre. a big day for bay area baseball. they were dazzling in their home opener. >> laurence scott has more on the pregame ceremony. >> we begin with kimberly tere outside at&t ballpark where fans are still celebrating. kimberly? >> reporter: it seems that party has moved from being inside at&t park to some of the restaurants and taverns around the ballpark. take a look now. there was nothing but smiles out here as tens of thousa
:30 on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. >>> the sound of explosions this morning, the noise coming from a burning garage. several cars inside destroyed. we will hear from a man that lost his car in the fire. >>> plus, a spring avalanche in washington state. new developments in the search for a missing man. >>> and a broken promise, the >>> a woman is dead, the search for a missing man was called off after a pair of avalanches in washington state. they hit yesterday at snowqualmie pass east of seattle. they were found on red mountain in blizzard conditions and she died this morning. two managed to escape, but a 60-year-old man was still missing. the search was called off today because of poor weather conditions. >>> friends and family gathered in centerville today to celebrate the life of erin peterson, one of 32 people shot and killed in virginia tech in 2007. tuesday marks the sixth anniversary of the shooting. today peterson's family held its annual gospel concert at mount olive baptist church. it raises money for the erin peterson fund. that awarded money to aspiring college students
their moment of celebration. lester holt, now a conga line of heavily armored vehicles in the commonwealth coming out to applause. >> i may be punchy because i have gone 40-some hours without sleep -- [ applause ] >> i'm not sure what he's saying. but that's a boston p.d p.d. s.w.a.t. vehicle. >> thank you. it was a pleasure. it was a pleasure. >> reporter: thank you. it was a pleasure. he said, boston p.d., it was a pleasure. [ applause ] >> bpd! bpd! >> reporter: these were the stern-faced police officers we have seen with automatic weapons preparing for the worst. now they are basking in the applause of the crowd. as i said, i may be punchy from all these hours with no sleep here. i have a big grin on my face. this does take me back to one of the very few good memories of the time related around 911. that was when we recognized the hard job our first responders do. they got their credit. that's what we are seeing here in watertown tonight. it's a huge sigh of relief for these folks who were facing another difficult night with the threat of these crazed bombers in their midst. now it's o
," everyone. i'm lester holt on boylston street in boston. site of the marathon bombing. we have followed every development, but many of the biggest questions of the case have remained. tonight, we'll try to answer some of them. inside stories paint the most complete picture yet of how the bombing happened, the deadly manhunt that turned this city upside down. who the suspects are, and what may have motivated them. and where this worldwide investigation goes from here. >> white male, dark hair. >> we know who they are. >> on our broadcast tonight, the suspects. >> we know what they have been accused of. >> over 100 people injured, some gravely. >> but questions remain. why did it happen? did they act alone? what else were they planning? >> they wanted to have that bomb marathon style used again. >> that subject is in custody. again, he is in custody at this time. >> tonight, new answers, new details about the marathon bombings and the violence that followed. how professional investigators put a stop to it. >> cease-fire! >> and how an army of citizen sleuths helped them do it. >> the slog
a criminal? can this unorthodox approach really reduce crime here or in your town? i'm lester holt and this is dateline. >>> historic south carolina is known for its stately charm. but less than ten miles away is another charleston. the city of north charleston. a blue kol ash town where s.w.a.t. teams and narcotics officers wage a never ending war on drugs. it's a battle veteran detectives have made their personal mission to win. >> the thing is, wherever he is, we're going to find him. >> no other children in the house. >> no. >> as a detective, a good day is putting a dealer in jail. that's a good day. somebody who was found with about a pound and a half of marijuana. >> the daughter of a marine, charity want the to be a cop since kindergarten. she is still in a military family. her husband is a master sergeant in the air force. and she's moved eight times for his career. they are raising a son, taylor. charity seized the chance to pursue her dream to be in law enforcement. >> her career's very important to me. her career almost defines her. i like that about her. >> charity mad
lottery winners become losers, their millions gone. good evening. i'm lester holt. at dateline we're helping some big winners, hoping that won't happen to them. we've brought in donald trump who owns this incredible penthouse. he's got some sensible and surprising advice that can help anyone. here's natalie morales. ornls whenever lotto fever hits, people go crazy for tickets. you've probably already decided what you would do if you won. buy that dream house or car. quit your job. after all, who hasn't fantasized about wenting the lottery? for these three couples, those dreams are a reality. this woman split a $224 million jackpot. >> my daughter called, and she started screaming. we're rich. we're rich, we're rich. and she said oh, i'm sorry, you're rich. >> this couple one part of it 241 million. >> i had a friend call me and say are you a millionaire? and i said yes, i am. >> and this husband and wife won 128 million. >> i was just like wow, and then wow, and then a couple other choice words came out, holy, you know. >> we know. >> but there can be a down side to winning the lo
arrest is imminent or has been made seems to me to be wrong. >> let's check in with lester holt. lester, all day long we have this slow drip through various media sources of photos. photo of a portion after zipper found on the road. photo of a battery with leads and of course, yesterday we learned about these pieces instantly recognizable, if you know anything about pressure cookers, the electronic water mark on the base. the kind of -- the place where the leads and elements come in to all pressure cookers, so that's been the other part of piecing this together. >> brian, you have to give it to authorities, they got on this right away p n putting out that plea for pictures, in fact. they were at the airport, at logan airport two days ago as the runners began, i guess it would have been yesterday, as runners were leaving for their various homes, asking, do you have any video. do you have any pictures, taking a look at what people have reported. people have gotten into the spirit of this. they want to help. you look at tv and there is a parade of photos that people are contributin
. lester holt and erica hill, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a saturday morning i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. nice to have you with us this morning. it's been more than 11 years since the 9/11 attacks. this morning, though, they really are top of mind for so many people after an unexpected discovery in lower manhattan. >> it appears to be the landing gear from one of the planes that flew into the world trade center on 9/11. the area has been sealed off. they've got police tape around it. like a crime scene. because that's exactly what it is. and the finding raises some big questions like, what took so long? we're going to get a live report from the scene in just a moment. >> then there's a lot of talk, many questions this morning about whether the united states could soon find itself part of another conflict in the middle east. this morning, the pressure president obama faces to act after u.s. intelligence reports syria likely used chemical weapons against its own people. >>> then we're going to tell you about a murder mystery inv
. we also have lester holt following the day's development. lester, what do you have? >> it is interesting to watch the bad reporting ripple through the town and reaction of all of us and folks here. think about the reaction of whoever wanted the bombs with what they may be going through right now. and i say "they." any individual they saw place that bag, that's one person that could be part of one or more people involve involved. but this would provoke a reaction among those involved. we have been -- behind us is where they stage a lot of the tedious investigative work of picking up fragments. that kind of work goes on. the fbi notably in a statement saying they can have unintended consequences. that get back to the notion of what would the suspects do when they hear an arrest is imminent and how would it alter their plans. so you can understand their worry about all of this. >> lester, you talk about the fbi on their public statements and atf and bpd. and what do you see in a complex and fast-moving investigation. >> what we see are initials. as you noted, a lot of
hurt anyone. >> tonight the mystery of the man with so many faces. i'm lester holt, and this is "dateline," behind closed doors. here's mike taibbi. >> it was a brutal crime, buried over the years by dirt and lies, but there he was finally in a los angeles county courtroom to stand trial for it all. >> he came here with nothing, and then he ended up as a fake rockefeller. >> the world first came to know him as a phony rockefeller, who made headlines for duping a string of bright, if gullible women. >> they couldn't tell me who i was married to. >> as followers of his story came to know, he used his awed audacious talent for lying to live the good life. but was he something else, something darker, something evil? >> adds up to the picture of a guy who's probably committed a brutal homicide. >> those inside the investigation reveal how they assembled a case for murder from shards of evidence scattered over 28 years and thousands of miles. >> there really isn't a smoking gun. it's a lot of pieces to the puzzle. >> would the pieces come together to form a portrait of a
of bostonians. nbc's ann thompson and lester holt are live in boston and nbc justice correspondent pete williams is here with us in washington. you were in the cathedral, it was so moving to watch. tell me about that gathering and cardinal o'malley and the president and mayor menino and of course the governor. >> you know, andrea, it sort of ping-ponged from the memorial service to almost a pep rally for boston. i couldn't help but think as i watched mayor thomas menino stand, that he came to personify his city. he has been hospitalized for a respiratory infection and a broken leg. he stood today to deliver remarks and like his city, he has been wounded, but he is not down. and he told the world that boston is a city of courage, strength and compassion. and he said they will be back. and then when president obama spoke, i mean it really was almost like a pep rally. people were cheering, he got a couple of standing ovations. and especially when he said that they will come back, the world will come back and run the 118th boston marathon, which will happen next april, people just stood, i saw one m
of my favorite pictures, my two husbands, tv husband lester holt and my real husband. >> nice to see him. >> yeah. and there's dave again with thomas roberts of msnbc. as you know, his husband, patrick abner. thomas and i sort of gave up our husbands for the night. we've paired together since they didn't come to the dinner and they went on their own dinner. >> by this point, i went home to get some sleep. >> no, not true. >> that's me with eric stonestreet, from "modern family." and caught up with leslie david baker, who is stanley from "the office." >> nice. >> even better when it's in focus, and that's tamron hall. we're all purply. purple lights going on. >> they did sort of cover everything. >>> still ahead, an nba cheerleader fires back at the blogger who says cheese too chunky for the job. oooh. [ female announcer ] ...is all grown up. oooh. [ female announcer ] jared presents beautiful, natural levian chocolate diamonds and chocolate cultured south sea pearls. levian is the only company on earth to make jewelry with chocolate diamonds. levian -- the leading family in jewelry -- fr
. and nbc's lester holt shows us how these wounded warriors can teach them plenty about hope and living a full life. >> reporter: it was not what anyone expected on the streets of america. instantly, the fates of ordinary americans horribly maimed by improvised bombs were inextricably linked to wounded american soldiers, like calvin todd. >> we were on a mission, a foot patrol. >> reporter: todd's life altering moment happened in afghanistan. >> i stepped on a secondary and i lost my lower left legs. >> reporter: now the 26-year-old is on the front lines of a different kind. >> i'm almost back to new. i can run eight-minute miles now. i've got probably got four or five different feet for different activities. >> reporter: todd is one of nearly 1600 service members to lose limbs in combat since the start of the war in afghanistan. for many, the road to recovery is through here, walter reed medical center in bethesda. doctors say the painful experiences of the battlefield have changed the future for all amputees. >> we have plenty of examples of that from our injured service members who h
in nbc's lester holt. lester, good morning again to you. >> yeah, you know, savannah, those who were the awakened by the gunshots, got a call telling them to stay put, stay in place. in some cases they really can't leave their blocks beyond a few blocks because there's police tape or police blocking varies streets. we're kind of at the edge of the action. this is the first perimeter you'll meet as you go into the center of town. much of what you've been seeing is just kind of a diagonal direction. but the entire region is shut down. it's something you don't see. as we had noted earlier, they shut down the boston transit system. there's no amtrack in and out of boston because of police activity. virtually shutting down any avenues of escape. at least as many as they can think of. we're told if you want to drive out of this town, that could be a problem as well. they want people off the street because what they're doing is so incredibly dangerous, going door-to-door in some cases, working through backyards, and they don't need the direction of people coming out who might be mistaken fo
will be here tomorrow. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. and for all of us here at nbc news, goodnight. i knew there were a lot of tech jobs available out there. i knew devry university would give me the skills that i needed to make one of those tech jobs mine. we teach cutting-edge engineering technology, computer information systems, networking and communications management -- the things that our students need to know in the world today. our country needs more college grads to help fill all the open technology jobs. to help meet that need, here at devry university, we're offering 4 million dollars in tech scholarships for qualified new students. learn more at devry.edu. >>> right now at 6:00, the sun still beating down on the bay area. hot today and, folks, we haven't seen anything yet. good evening. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm diane dwire. we have team coverage on the warmup. anthony slaughter in the weather center tracking record breaking temperatures heading our way. kimberly terry is in san jose where temperatures reached the mid-80s today. it's hot for this time of year but cert
. i'm lester holt reporting from washington. i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today", then back again tomorrow evening. good night. >>> good evening, i'm terry mcsweeney. >> i'm diane dwyer. community groups are joining forces in the castro tonight to get the word out about crime and safety. they want everyone to be the eyes and ears for each other especially since there's been a spike in thefts and burglary over the past year. nbc bay area's kimberly terry is in san francisco with more on what's happening tonight. kimberly? >> reporter: diane, it's a call to end the violence. sisters of perpetual indulgence and castro community on patrol will be targeting this area of the city tonight handing out safety information and offering advice. they also plan to give people whistles they can use to call attention to themselves if there is, in fact, an emergency. the groups say they are concerned about crime in the castro and are hoping the san francisco police department will join them tonight as they head into bars and restaurants to distribute the anti-violence materials which include perso
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's "nbc nightly news" for this saturday. i'm lester holt reporting from new york. i'll see you tomorrow morning on "today" and right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >>> right now at 6:00, a homicide investigation under way in the south bay after a man is shot multiple times. the underground spot where police say the gunman opened fire. >>> plus tweaking time sheets. we investigate how some of santa clara county's highest-paid employees are getting time off on your dime. also. >>> he's a special player. and we're fortunate to have him. >> a giant honor for a key player. we'll take you to opening weekend at at&t park where fans had reason to celebrate despite some disappointment on the field. >>> good evening. i'm terry mcsweeney. how would you like to take a few weeks off from work without having to take any of your vacation time and still get paid? our investigative unit has uncovered that's exactly what some of the highest-paid employees in santa clara county are getting, free time off. investigative reporter jenna sefko joins us with the details. >> reporter: when the county's
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and yes, run again, of that i have no doubt. you will run again. >> lester holt, my friend is here. lester, i always do this as a journalist and somebody who used to work in politics. i love to figure out the headline of the next day. and i think we've got it here -- you will run again. i think the "globe" is owning that one. they might even degree this time, the "herald" and the "globe," your message about the president. >> he tapped into the city, he tapped into the spirit, we've all witnessed, those of us who have been here since the bombing on monday. i'm hearing the spirit right behind me. the crowd behind me couldn't watch for the most part of what was happening inside. few were huddled around their smartphones and radios. right now there's a choir that's working its way through the crowd they just finished singing "america the beautiful." i thought moment ago there were two things going on here. we're used to this ritual of american healing. our president speaking at these kinds of services. what's a bit different in this case from some others that we've seen is the perpetrator or p
guthrie on this special edition of "today" on this saturday morning. lester holt and erica hill are in watertown, massachusetts, where that suspect was caught. >> this drama played out on television screens across the country, around the world and then residents who had finally been allowed to come out of their homes gathered on the streets last night. a spontaneous celebration. they cheered as dozens of police vehicles, first responders drove by them just moments after that capture. >> we cannot forget dozens of victims from monday's bombing at the marathon remain in hospitals around boston. we'll get an update on how they're doing coming up. first, let's go back to watertown. lester and erica are anchoring our coverage from there. good morning. >> over the course of this week thousands of federal, state and local police officers have responded converging on this area all with one goal in mind. that of course was to get those suspected terrorists. >> this all really began thursday night at least in terms of the last flurry of activity. it was 5:00 thursday when the fbi released
is denied. >> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this easter sunday the culture war over guns, gay marriage, abortion, and immigrati immigration. they're dominating the political debate. after chilling new details emerge from the newtown shooting that left 20 children dead in december, the president responds to some who claim the push for tighter gun control has stalled. >> the entire country pledged we would do something about it and this time would be different. shame on us if we've forgotten. >> has the moment for action already passed? >>> plus, congress is out but a bipartisan group of key senators is preparing to put rg are forward a highly anticipated plan for immigration reform in the days ahead. we'll talk to two members of the so-called gang of eight, democratic senator from new york, chuck schumer, and republican senator from arizona, jeff flake. >>> and it was a historic week of intense oral arguments at the supreme court as it considered the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. we'll hear from both sides and get insights and analysis on the implic
to make your dreams come true. >> the smell of money. >>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this sunday a critical phase for the obama agenda -- guns, immigration, and can gridlock in washington be broken? my lead guest is the key gop player in the immigration debate, florida senator and prospective 2016 presidential candidate marco rubio. >>> also had morning the gun debate. high emotion as newtown families fight for tighter gun restrictions. what chance does a new compromise on background checks have are in a divided congress? >> what's more important to you? our children 0 are or an "a" gra grade? >> part of our political roundtable, with us democrat from new york senator kirsten gillibrand and republican from utah, senator mike lee. >>> finally, jackie robinson, baseball and race in america a. new film about his life is out this weekend. why his story is so meaningful even to a younger generation in the age of president obama. joining us for a special conversation jackie robinson's wife of 26 years, rachel robinson, and historian and documentary filmm
over the country to seek treatment at and today they became triage centers as well. lester holt is outside mass general where they had a briefing inside. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. mass casualties is what hospitals like this prepare for. when the doors opened three very badly injured people came in. they knew what to expect. before the evening was over 29 injured had been received here at massachusetts general who describe the injuries typically a lot of lower extremity issues, bones, tissue damage, shrapnel damage that came from metal pieces not able to identify whether they might be particles that were placed in the explosive or just surrounding debris. nonetheless, he said there were a number of amputations that were acquired here. six hospitals received the injured. all of them describing similar injuries of these lower extremity damages to the victims. dr. peter explained the personal toll this has taken on those that have treated the injured. >> it's just depressing. we takecare of accidents all the time. they are pretty brave. it's a terrible thing. most pat
more than oscar pistorius' girlfriend. >>> that's all for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this sunday a special edition of "meet the press." after the terror in boston, a violent manhunt, now the way forward and the broader question about securing america. [ cheers and applause ] >>> the nightmare ends for the boston area, but the president says there is much more to learn. >> why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities, resort to such violence? how did they plan and carry out these attacks? and did they receive any help? the families of those killed deserve answers. >> did the tsarnaev brothers have ties to foreign terror groups? how was their past to violence missed especially since the fbi tracked and interviewed the older brother two years ago? this morning the latest on the investigation and the way forward. joining us massachusetts governor deval patrick, nbc's justice correspondent pete williams, chairman of the house intelligence committee mike rogers of michigan, former homeland security secretary michael chertoff, former directo
for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us >>> this sunday just how big of a threat is north korea? what should president obama do about it? >>> a new unprecedented round of high anxiety over north korea. the threats from a new, young, and largely up known dictator have washington unnerved. >> we take those threats seriously. we have to take those threats seriously. >> a special discussion this morning with senator lindsey graham, republican of south carolina. and perspective from former a.m. bass dore and governor bill richardson. his experience dealing with the north koreans. former under secretary of defense, michele flournoy be a nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >>> plus, presidential politics. all eyes on hillary clinton after two high-profile speeches this week fuel speculation about another run for the white house. and the obama agenda, new jobs numbers undermine confidence in economic recovery. and a new budget compromise from the president. is it nearly enough for a grand bargain? cnbc's jim cramer joins the conversation this morning. >>> and g
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